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Laurie H (#46631609)
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Bio Photo I am the current cemetery sexton of two Medina County Ohio cemeteries. These include Seville's Mound Hill Cemetery and Guilford Township's River Styx Cemetery. I would to thank everyone who contributes their time, energy and resources to make this site possible.

Visitors to Mound Hill & River Styx often inquire about the number of cemetery interments. For many years the commonly accepted number was derived from a list compiled from the records of sextons and caretakers. The exact number of the graves was not certain due to deterioration of many original wooden grave markers, as well as damaged records and incomplete lists. However, in recent years, studies have been conducted which indicate there were more burials in these cemeteries than the number previously mentioned.

Beginning in 2007, cemetery interment records, dating from 1867 (Mound Hill), 1907 (River Styx), along with vital information obtained from death certs, family registries, historical works, military records, census reports, and the Social Security Administration was compiled. These more complete records have been entered into a data base.

Find-A-Grave contains memorial entries contributed by members of the public. Therefore, the information may not reflect all data discovered in the official records.

The information stated within our records is believed to be correct, based on the research compiled and the intent of the submitters. Researchers are hereby urged to verify said documentation through all available resource avenues.

I welcome your enquiries, additions and corrections. Please note that my business email was out-of-service from May 20-June 18, 2013. Therefore I was unable to receive or process your requests during that time.
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Ray and Agnes Harper in Mound Hill Cem. Seville Oh .
Added by BeckyT on Sep 06, 2014 8:13 AM
Harriet Bostwick
memorial# 32987995 In your bio for her you list her parents as Chas and B Schrieb - they were Enos and Belinda (Koppes) Scheib - her baptism record can be found at in the PA and NJ church records for Harriet Scheib - 1 Feb 1866. I have not found a memorial for her parents
Added by plyce on Aug 09, 2014 11:25 AM
Nikita Barlow
Esther Wheeler # 50974031
Greetings, Laurie!

Using the EDIT feature to provide Esther's maiden name, gravestone inscription, and the dates & places of her birth & death, I inadvertently gave the year of her marriage as her birth year, and cannot correct the suggested edit. She was born c.1646, not c.1665. My apologies for the inconvenience, and thanks for your consideration. (The source of my info is the Orange Historical Society.)

Best regards,
Added by Nikita Barlow on Jul 14, 2014 1:21 PM
Anonymous II
Alfred Simsa site
I have a question. When I do an edit, then realize I left out info, how do I delete the first one to keep from catching .... on the site for Alfred Simsa I put in his wife's name. Then realized I had his parents names as well so I did a second one. Can you tell me how to handle a situation like this and can you "fix" the info for Alfred please. He was married to my Dad's first cousin. Hilda
Added by Anonymous II on Jun 13, 2014 5:07 PM
Frances Barton Schellin
Ran across something interesting while working on Sec. 26a at Glendale and doing a bit of research on Henry Schellin. On 14 Sept. 1915, Frances Ball, d/o Isaac N. and Alice Hottinger Barton, married Birten Ball, of McClure, Henry Co., Ohio, son of John and Ruth Hunter Ball. Frances was listed as having one previous marriage, and was divorced. So it looks like she divorced the first Mr. Ball, and married possibly his cousin. I could not locate her marriage to Schellin, which would have shed light on what happened to the second Mr. Ball. Henry Schellin, interestingly enough, is buried beside her, although I believe his grave is unmarked. He too had three marriages, and I suspect his second ended in divorce, as I could not locate the second wife dying.

I have added Henry and linked him to Frances.
Added by Zella on Jun 02, 2014 6:47 PM
RE: Willard W. Wells
Thank you for your extra time! I appreciate it.
Jeanette Wells Schmalzbauer
St. Paul, Minnesota
Added by Jeanette1959 on May 15, 2014 11:12 AM
Brklyn Bridge
RE: Maggie Odgen
Thanks for your note. I'll contact the owner.

Added by Brklyn Bridge on May 14, 2014 6:20 AM
Etoile of NE Ohio
Darell Lional Taylor
Thank you for the transfer :-)
Added by Etoile of NE Ohio on May 09, 2014 11:08 AM
Kevin Marken
Harry George Halliwell

My Grandpa was a Custodian at Westfield Insurance, he had worked there as his last job after the Boxboard sometime but up until 1975, a year before he passed away.

I am guessing we are cousins, my Mom, Joann Halliwell - Marken was Grandpa's daughter.

I want to tell you how it is a privilege and an honor to be your cousin too, the work you went through to compile the history of the family is remarkable, thank you.
Added by Kevin Marken on Dec 23, 2013 9:13 AM
Joshua Franklin Shank
I was wondering if you know who posted the information on web grave for Joshua Shank. I would like to confirm the names of his parents listed. I do know Catherine Hoff (correct spelling) was his mother. I want to conform Samuel since we can't find a marriage certificate for them. Thank you
Added by Linda on Nov 07, 2013 12:15 PM
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